To the wonderful people of St. John,
Now that the crates and boxes are unpacked and we know how to get where we need to be using the fastest route, I have the time to relax my mind and reflect on the incredible place we once lived and loved. Now is the time to thank all those who made this transition a blessed experience.
Words cannot express the abundance of gratitude we have for the people of the Virgin Islands, St. John in particular. You gave your prayers, time, support, money and, most important, your love.
You enabled us to move to Atlanta to seek a life-saving kidney — a move that was stress free and uneventful. There were so many people involved with our wedding and fund raiser. If we left out your name, know that we thank you from the bottom of our very full hearts.
To my beloved sister Pat for being my beloved sister; Phil McAndrews talking it up and being a great fund raiser and compadre; Betty and Rick Worrell and Tiffany, for the very beneficial raffle drive; Barbara and Paul of Sputnik restaurant for the great food; Pat and Denis Rizzo of Shipwreck Landing — five years of thanks for so much but mostly for letting us cement our vows in your magical space.
To Uris of Sputnik Bar for being a good friend and for the use of the bar; Rich Greengold for organizing the music; Elmo Rabsatt for so much help I can't mention.
To Rev. Neil Scantlebury for the spiritual guidance and for allowing me to be a flake and still signing those paychecks; to our families for being there and keeping us full of hope, love and good food.
To Dave and Martha Matthias for the pictures; Shelia Powell from Shelia's Pot; Douglas and Merle Matthias for the video.
To the parishioners of Emmaus Moravian, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Calvary Baptist churches for the prayer network; to the crew at JJ's for the daily hugs during the worst of it; Caneel Bay Resort; the shipyard and captains' associations for their donations.
To Terry Provost and staff of At Your Service Travel for the airline tickets; Mary from Prime Foods; Sid Hamlin and the Connections staff; Rich and Nelda Ringwald; Carl and Veronica Powell; Leola Copenny; Nina and Ralph Fette; Charleen Hammer; Beva and Jim Phillips; Cindy Jurgen; Laura and Paul Samms; Lorna and Nate Nichols; Steve and Joanna Paris; the Mulraine family; the Magras family; the Roberts family; Evie and Ianthe Hendricks; Hilda Anthony and family; the Samuel and Applewhite family.
To Almeade Mitchell; Lisa, Seaha and Kami Robinson; Rev. Doug, Teka and Adrian; Mo and Wally and Lucy Coburn; Ron, Sue and Zeke Gant-Yackel; JJ and Larry; Marleen Walker and family; Jane Johanes; Joe and Lea Hippolyte; the Wade family; Jeanne and Andy (JW's "A" team).
To the east end Anthony family; June and Kendal Anthony; Sally Smith; Cynthia Saunders; Dr. Sheila, Ruth, Debbie and Antonio Dalmida; Cheri and Scott; Sharon Browne and family; Eugenie Dalmida; Ray and Sharelle Francis; the Challenger family; Austin Dalmida and family; Ina and Everett Lee; Ina George and family; Guy Benjamin; George and Earleene January; Hugo and Josephine Roller; Denise Kinslow; the Reddiger family; Coral Bay Marine; Christine Barbich; Cathleen Smith and Robert Hart; Yvonne Tharpes; Andrew and Joy Stillman.
You all are angels on earth. Gratefully, the warmth we feel from all your love has done more healing than you can ever realize.
Until we meet again love, hugs and blessings to you all.
Justin and Margo Dalmida
THANKS, ST. JOHN
To the wonderful people of St. John,
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